Coronavirus Update

Covid-19 update

Updated 17 May 2021

The safety of our students, staff and communities is our priority.

Despite the relaxing of some Government rules on Monday 17 May, whilst the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, all students, staff and visitors to Barking & Dagenham College should continue to wear face coverings when indoors or where social distancing is not possible on campus.


All students and apprentices are still requested to carry out home testing twice weekly, three to four days apart, as we continue to do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. The test should be undertaken first thing in the morning, following the correct guidance.

Students can collect tests from the following locations between 9am – 11am and 4.30pm – 6.30pm:

  • Rush Green Campus: The Gallery
  • Technical Skills Academy: Ground Floor Reception

How do I record my results?

Please ensure that you record your test results as 'Positive', 'Negative' or 'Void' via the NHS Test and Trace link and update us here at the college via this link.

What if my test result is positive or void?

If you have a positive test result or two consecutive void tests, you will need to request a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test from here.

BDC's COVID-19 Testing FAQ's

‘Returning to College’ Student Guide